Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Canon PowerShot G1X vs Fujifilm FinePix X100

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO

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Advantages of the Canon G1X

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
4x vs 1x
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16x more zoom
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 3200 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
True resolution
Higher true resolution
14.2 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The G1X's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.00 vs $644.50
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The best price we've seen is $246 cheaper (around 40% less)
Viewfinder
Tunnel vs Optical
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Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
Overall image quality
Better image quality
73.0 vs 60.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
10 cm vs 20 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
403 ms vs 697 ms
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More than 40% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Color depth
Better color depth
22.9 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 1.9 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
127x75x54 mm vs 117x81x65 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Four thirds 18.7x14.0mm
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More than 40% larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO vs 644 ISO
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The X100 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 250 shots
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20% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
2.1" vs 2.6"
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Around 20% thinner
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent boutiques, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              G1X$399.00
              X100$644.50
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              G1X697 ms
              X100403 ms
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              G1X12,800 ISO
              X1006,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              G1X14.2 MP
              X10012.2 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              G1X920k dots
              X100460k dots

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $370 - $448

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $819 - $870

              Light sensitivity (boost) Much higher boost light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $440 - $599

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $398

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $771

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $649

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Zoom Much more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $969

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,029 - $1,299

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $449 body only

              $663 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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              Eddie (6:22 PM, August 30, 2013)
              When you spend that much money on a camera surely image quality is most important, yet cameras that offer better image quality seem to be coming in second place.
               
              Avatar for Stephenesque Stephenesque (3:14 PM, March 01, 2012)
              I have the X100 and a G11 and am looking at the G1X with interest.

              A couple of points from the comparisons. 
              The X100 also has 12,800 ISO albeit for jpegs only.

              More importantly the exposure figure for the X100 is way out. It has a BULB mode and can take exposures for up to 60 minutes, much longer than the 30s quoted.
               
              Dmporter5 (1:28 AM, February 15, 2012)
              I find myself in a win-win situation. I own both cameras - sort of. I have the G1X pre-ordered.